Morocco is a worldwide landing place to all kind of travellers due to its exotic and moderate weather, spectacular festivals and magical places that specialize it and makes it unique.
Seasons and Weather
Generally, Morocco has clement weather, cooled by the breezes off coming from the North and warmed by the heat waves coming from the South. Winter lasts from November to January, which sees the coldest weather of the year, while summer lasts from June to August.
Morocco climate differs from each region. In the North, the climate is neither too cold nor too hot; it has pleasant weather. However, it rains sometimes in the Rif like Larache and Tangier. The interior temperatures are extreme; torrid in the summer and freezing during the winter. On the other hand, coastal cities such as Tangier, Rabat, and Essaouira, the climate is moderate. As you go further to the Southern areas, the climate is piping hot like in Zagora and Erfoud.
Tourists Sites and Activities
Spring and autumn are the most agreeable seasons and the best time of the year to visit Morocco. It is the likeable time to trek the mountain since the weather is most suitable, which offers the opportunity to indulge in the pleasure of hiking. Along with the mountain treks, Morocco Desert Tours is one of the most exciting activities that tourists lean to do during their visit. Like Marrakech Desert Tours that can be truly enjoyed during the fall of spring or autumn. Make sure not to go neither during summer since it gets extremely hot, nor overwinter in which it gets cold as well.
No one can deny that people from all over the world come to Morocco to visit Marrakesh desert, to enjoy the sparkling sand dunes during the morning as well as the stargazing upon the sky by night. Moreover, you can ride camels, or you might be invited by local people to enjoy a cup of tea and share cultures. Indeed, Marrakesh desert tours is a lifetime opportunity that is unlikely to experience again. It is a gateway to explore the ancient Berber’s history, which stands eternal.
Festivals and Events
Morocco is common by the unique festivals that offer to its visitors. Hundreds of events are organized each year starting from June to August; therefore summer can also be seen as the best time to visit Morocco. Some of the festivals that take place in the north of Morocco is Fes festival of world sacred music from 14 to 22 which was first held in 1994, but nowadays it is annually celebrated. It brings together all musicians from all over the globe. It has been proclaimed as an outstanding event by the UN to demonstrate that music is a set of melodies harmoniously integrated.
Marrakech is the birthplace of festivals that allure most of the foreign travellers. One of the international well-known festivals that it gathers the finest filmmakers is Marrakech international film, which was first founded in 2001. It is typically held in the fall of winter 30 November of each year and it lasts for 4 days. It was created to promote the arts and film industry in Morocco. Another festival that has a crucial value to electric musicians from every part of the world is the oasis festival. It is considered the leading flame which represents the electronic music in Morocco.
In coastal cities, Essaouira is one of the most cities that arrange events like Gnawa festival; it is celebrated annually in June. It invites the world jazz artists to perform in Mogador; a UNESCO world heritage, local musicians, join the event to show their electronic musicians skills as well from Marrakech, Agadir and Tangier… Gnawa music is a blend of African-Berber spiritual music. It also has a special dance. As we talked about Morocco most famous festivals, it is impossible not to mention Mawazin festival that takes place in Rabat. It was founded by the president of culture and the personal secretary of the Moroccan king Mohamed the six Mounir Majidi. The number of attendees was estimated to 2,5 million people. It is appraised as one of the largest festivals in the world after Donauinselfest in Vienna. It offers diverse genres of music which serves everyone’s music orientation. There are other compelling events and festivals that enchant foreign visitors like Timitar Music Festival in Agadir, Rose Festival El Kelaa De Magouna, Imichil Marriage Festival…
Morocco has a lot to offer. Stunning weather, hospitable people, the quality and simplicity of life, magical places to visit and activities to delight. It gives you the opportunity to explore the rich history and ethics of both Berbers and Arabs. Hence Morocco can be seen as a wonderland of manifold cultures. If you want to enjoy all these do not forget to come during spring, autumn and the early summer considering those periods as the best time to visit Morocco